"Today, it's Marissa. Tomorrow, it's you. And yesterday, it was Trayvon."
Mississippi law now bans abortion 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, and a new Florida law went into effect banning abortion at any point in the pregnancy once a fetus is deemed viable unless two doctors certify in writing that it is necessary to protect the health and life of the woman.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law on Friday that redefines the state's current third trimester abortion ban, creating further restrictions for women seeking later abortions.
The complaint claims that four Florida insurers are creating prescription drug policies that discourage people with HIV/AIDS from using their plans.
The ACLU filed a complaint this week against the Hillsborough County Public School district in Florida's single-sex classrooms, claiming they violate Title IX and calling for a federal investigation.
States have used fetal homicide laws, like the one is Florida, to criminalize pregnant women or poor pregnancy outcomes.
Marissa Alexander, the African-American Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a “warning shot” at her abusive husband, will not return to jail for violating bail, a judge ruled Friday. Alexander is currently awaiting retrial for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. In 2010, she was sentenced to 20 years under the state’s mandatory...
The Florida state House of Representatives will hold hearings in the fall to review the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, according to House Speaker Will Weatherford.
By Kari Paul In a challenging time for reproductive rights in the U.S., it’s a relief to occasionally read a bit of good news. So here it is: Late last week, a federal court blocked South Dakota’s new anti-choice law, which would have required women to wait 72 hours–the longest, most extreme waiting period in...